The welding of stainless steel and aluminium are areas of particular skill at Stevens Rowsell and we supply into specialist market sectors and businesses that require tight tolerances and extremely high quality standards with no ‘inclusions’ or porosity, the quality standards are frequently checked with on site inspections by our customers to ensure conformity and consistency. This further demonstrates how we operate at Stevens Rowsell to strengthen the business and customer relationships that we have developed, working together in unison to achieve the collective goals. Working in partnerships is what makes us the success that Stevens Rowsell has become renowned for.
The welding of sheet metal, especially aluminium and stainless steel welding, requires a high degree of skill and dexterity to produce clean, neat and visually appealing welds consistently and to drawing specification. When the job demands greater control, reliability and flexibility you need to employ the correct welding technology and skilled valued staff to ensure you achieve the desired results, first time and every time.
This is why we only use high performance welding sets made by Miller or Murex/ESAB. We have a range of welding technologies and welding sets to suit a wide variety of production requirements as different projects and designs require different technologies and methodologies.
To support having skilled welders with varied and diverse experience and using the best welding sets, it is vital that you use top quality consumables and accessories from reliable and accredited sources, therefore reducing and managing the risk of compromising the quality of your work which is why we use quality equipment and materials.
We can weld a variety of metals up to the thickness that we can cut and process on our lasers;
We have coded welders who are skilled up to AME 9 6G and we are fully prepared and willing to attain any coding and welding procedures as required by our customers.
We undertake various types of welding within our manufacturing operation namely;
Metal Inert Gas welding, predominantly known as MIG is a commonly used high deposition rate welding process.
We operate MIG welding for fusing mild steels together where they are not overlapping or where the materials are too thick to be spot welded.
This process is beneficial where minimal post weld cleaning is required, when long welds need to be made without start stopping or where the weld needs to be applied quickly.
We carryout Tungsten Inert Gas welding, commonly called TIG welding, for all of our stainless steel and aluminium components and for thin gauge mild steel. The TIG process is slower than MIG and produces a more precise and superior quality finish. It enables us to weld intricate detail on smaller componentry where precision and aesthetics are of vital importance. TIG can be used at lower amperages for very thin and soft exotic metals where heat and distortion must be kept to a minimum. Welds are generally made without filler metal and are free from splatter giving a clean professional looking end product.
Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) is a commonly used resistance welding process that uses the application of electric current and mechanical pressure to create a weld between two pieces of metal. Weld electrodes conduct the electric current to the two pieces of metal as they are forged together under sufficient heat and mechanical pressure to create a molten state and a resultant strong join. This process is easily automated, can be done at high speed and is very economical but robust